quote RabidChinaGirlGregske: Wrong. My wife is German and they teach the minimum amount about the wars.As I understand it, the atrocities committed under Hitler are heavily taught in schools. Not sure what the exact reasoning behind the media censorship might be.
quote Yay4seanGregske: Wrong. My wife is German and they teach the minimum amount about the wars.quote HeartlesswithaheartI believe they teach it pretty heavily in high school in Germany, so I don't think that's quite right. In fact, they might even receive the best education in the WW2 department.Silly Germany, ignoring the bad parts of your past doesn't make it go away.
quote EagleonGregske:Fair question. However if you read it properly it is only against the law to have the uncut version imported. It will be readily available to buy in shops in Germany on release date for the modified version, thus not infringing the laws, thus no crime committed.An entry on the Bethesda Blog reads: "A violation may result in confiscation of the Game, a high financial penalty or up to three years in prison. Any person involved and/or responsible for such violation may be prosecuted and sentenced, including officers and employees of companies involved."
Wow, never thought Bethesda would go to such lengths to promote censorship. I completely understand that the issue is a sensitive one in Germany, but this is going way too far. Why are they even making the game if they think it's worthy of imprisonment to acquire, in -any- country?
quote fwhaakonGregske: Well said my friendThe thing is this one. Bringing up fresh minds with the idea of what has been done wrong requires to talk and to display it. Else in a nation wide enviroment you cannot control which use will be made of it, and if you put down forcefully and clear that this is not going to happen again will make you not forget what you have been taught in school.
As an Italian that lives in Germany sincerely seeing how they fight against it convinces me more that these rules that they have are really good. Still it makes me sad when I hear that lots of Germans are ashamed to say that they are "Proud to be German" they have a great country and they deserve to be proud of it (Just not of that particular black moment).
Sorry for the wall of words!
quote Noraf45I think I did hear that before, yeah.quote RabidChinaGirlIt could be to avoid having Nazis portrayed in a favorable light or used as a recruitment tool. I think they do teach it in schools but they realize it was a shameful and dark time in their history and want to make sure that it's only taught as such.As I understand it, the atrocities committed under Hitler are heavily taught in schools. Not sure what the exact reasoning behind the media censorship might be.
quote RabidChinaGirlwell, hitler and his merry men did go apeshit on the entire planet and it went so badly out of hand that to this very day in europe they still dig up mass graves once in a while and sentence the occasional by now demented senior for shocking war crimes that causes a chain reaction.As I understand it, the atrocities committed under Hitler are heavily taught in schools. Not sure what the exact reasoning behind the media censorship might be.
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